Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Daring Bakers August: Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco



Aparna of My Diverse Kitchen was our August 2013 Daring Bakers’ hostess and she challenged us to make some amazing regional Indian desserts. The Mawa Cake, the Bolinhas de Coco cookies and the Masala cookies – beautifully spiced and delicious!

I chose to make the mawa cake and bolinhas de coco--they were both tasty!

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
Bolinhas de coco dough. I photographed it in a glass bowl--it's not actually floating 4 feet over my kitchen floor. Not that miracles don't happen in my kitchen! HA!

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
The bolinhas de coco dough after resting it overnight.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

Some of the cookies I flattened as directed, and they made crispy, flat cookies.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
Others I formed into balls and left mostly spherical. They baked up moist and fluffy.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

Making the mawa for the mawa cake took less than an hour.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
Just simmer and scrape, simmer and scrape, to make sure it doesn't stick to the bottom and sides of the pan and burn.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
Slow curdle.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
And you end up with what looks like a bowl of oatmeal (to be polite).

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
It's a rustic cake, so you're supposed to just toss the cashews on a bit randomly instead of fussing over decoration.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies
Mmm, really quite tasty.

Daring Bakers August:  Mawa Cake and Bolinhas de Coco cookies

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6 comments:

Evelyn said...

I love your post! It was so clever. You made beautiful cookies!!!

The Betz Family said...

Your cake fluffed up beautifully! Nice job on the challenge!

Amrita Vishal said...

Great job with the cake and cookies

Marcellina In Cucina said...

Your cake looks so tender and moist! I really loved this cake as well. Yes, really tasty!

Rebecca said...

Looks good! Nice job on the challenge.

Sinnes freuden said...

Both your cake and your cookies look great.
I hope you enjoyed this challenge as much as I did.